Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
September 23, 2014 | Keith Mason | Niagara harvest is set to begin and harvest of early ripening varieties continues. This is the final scouting report for the 2014 season.
September 23, 2014 | Curtis Talley Jr. | The September 2014 issue of the Landowner Oil and Gas newsletter features development Q&A, information on pipeline rights of ways and a leasing activity update.
September 19, 2014 | David Schweikhardt | There are many new provisions in the 2014 farm bill that landlords should be familiar with.
September 18, 2014 | Dennis Stein | Farms that have seen good commodity prices and profits along with Dairy and Beef prices at all-time highs are vulnerable for some real tax issues in 2014.
September 17, 2014 | Bob Tritten | Apple harvest is quickly gearing up to full speed. Growers are harvesting McIntosh, Early Fiji, Jonamac and spot-picking Honeycrisp. Gala are ripening very slowly this season.
September 17, 2014 | Bill Shane | Gala harvest is in full swing and Honeycrisp harvest is ramping up in southwest Michigan. Jonagold harvest will start soon.
September 17, 2014 | Amy Irish-Brown | Forward movement in apple maturity is quite slow.
September 17, 2014 | Emily Pochubay | Gingergold harvest continues, and many growers are waiting on McIntosh harvest to begin. Apples are coloring nicely with the cool temperatures.
September 16, 2014 | Erin Lizotte | The Michigan Nut Growers Association is holding an educational program and potluck on Saturday, October 4 at DeKleine Orchards in Hudsonville, Michigan.
September 15, 2014 | David Schweikhardt | The 2014 farm bill contains new farm programs that will require complex decisions by farmers. There are actions that should be taken now to prepare for the decisions that must be made during the coming months.
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Date: Oct 1, 2014
Location: Muskegon County Building, 133 East Apple Avenue, Room 203, Muskegon, MI 49442
Date: Oct 4, 2014
Location: DeKleine Orchards, 1887 32nd Avenue, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Date: Oct 22, 2014
Location: North Central Michigan College Library, 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School